Beach Cottage Coastal Holidays & Five Quick Real Girl Photography Tips
Tue 10th, Jan, 2012
G’day! How you cooking good looking Beach Cottage girls? All fine and dandy? Good
Thanks for the love yesterday on my new bath…we ran into a problem already with the the reno…guess that’s par for the course…
So today, seeing as we are slap bang in the middle of summer in Australia and I am loving it, I though you might like to see some recent photographs of what I’ve been up to over the last few weeks…
Anyway, whatever you are using here’s what I do when I am out and about in Australia taking photos
2. Get down on the floor…real girl photographers do it on the floor
…recently in KL, one of the Nuffnang girls said I did a very nice Asian Squat…that made me laugh, ‘cos I call it the Photography Squat, a close first to the Photography Lay On the Floor and Embarrass the Heck Out of Your Kiddos pose…
I love taking photos of nautical things with the photographer’s squat…getting down low & dirty with a rope here…low down on the floor you will get a whole other view of the world..a bird’s eye view…
Beach Cottage Reader Tip : from Susan, my friend from Noosa who blogs here
my one piece of advice is to be brave and play with the settings on your camera. Change the iso, change the shutter speed. take ‘the same’ photo from lots of different angles…. I love down low photos but getting up above children playing and taking a birds eye view angle is great.
also play with the settings on your computer photo program.. even the most basic ones can improve a photo in ways we just cannot. Cropping is also brilliant!
3. Look for colour…real girl photographers need some colour in their lives!
where I am that’s pretty easy in terms of bright colours…the sea, the beach, the coast, all chock full of the glorious colours of nature…but it doesn’t have to be about that…colour is all around you…
I look for billboards, flowers, things that are painted in a bright colour, the sky
And colour doesn’t just mean bright…I love to experiment on a grey day with photography…it changes the light…I take a lot of cloud shots and ocean / sea shots on cloudy days…they don’t normally make it to this blog ‘cos it’s my little thing I keep to myself, but I love to see the results of a cloudy sky & a grey and angry sea…
4. Find a Point Of Interest
I like to take pics of things that jump out at me as I am walking along…a point of interest in your photo…that prompts an emotion…here it was the blue and plastic feel of the umbrella against the natural weathering of the wood.
Mr Beach Cottage was here, informing me on the movement of water around the jetty, he likes to keep me educated …yep I love hearing about that…I thought it was funny that his undies were showing and not cos he was trying to be trendy lol
And then you can combine some of the above points…just snap it
colour + lines
getting down low + point of interest
colour + line
point of interest + colour
line + colour
These photos are from our Christmas Road Trip 8 hours North of Sydney, right up the Eastern side of Australia…one beautiful and stunning part of the world, the Christmas Carnival Funfair we went to with the kiddos and our friends where I worked with twilight and got some fabulous shots of the Beach Cottage Crew and right here at home, at the wharf, when I went out for a little New Year Lunch with my hubby and we took photos of that skirt…
Feel free to leave me any tips that you have for what new real girls cameras you have tried and any ideas and tips you’ve found that help you out with taking photos …I’ll add them to the post as it goes along
Oh and if you have any questions, I’ll answer them in the comments and thanks to my new plug-in, you’ll get an email from me. Yay, loving that.
Cheers Beach Cottage Girls
Happy coastal days…I am off for a walk by the sea, a coffee and girl therapy with the lovely lg…
See ya next time
it’s photo sharing time on my blog tomorrow…come along and share what you love in your life..coastal decor, your New Year thing, whatever floats your Beach Cottage boat x
I’m hanging out on Facebook today…come and join me for a chat…more pictures and some reader maxi skirt love xo